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These look like paper snowflakes, only these are edible. Be careful not to burn them. I haven't made these yet. Adapted from a 2000 issue of Woman's Day magazine.
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Set out baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
- Take one tortilla at a time and place between 2 slightly damp paper towels.
- Place in the microwave on HIGH for about 20 seconds, just to soften.
- Fold tortilla in half, then fold in half again- it should now be a triangle.
- Using small very sharp scissors, cut out holes like you would for a paper snowflake- but don't cut on the fold lines or it will fall apart.
- Unfold and it will have a pretty design.
- Set unfolded snowflake onto the baking sheet and process with the next tortilla, until all are cut.
- Brush each side lightly with butter(you may not need it all), bake 5 minutes, then flip over and bake another 3-5 minutes until golden and crisp.
- While these are baking, set out a sheet of wax paper on your counter, then top with a wire rack.
- Have a sifter ready to fill with the powdered sugar.
- As soon as the tortillas come out of the oven, set them on the wire rack and dust with the powdered sugar to coat.
- Let cool completely, then dust again right before serving.
- If you like, you can tie a ribbon through one of the holes to hang these decoratively.
What a fun cookie to make. And best of all, there is almost no cleanup required! I used my kitchen shears which aren't the daintiest of scissors but did the job nonetheless. I wasn't sure what to do with the butter so I lightly brushed it on both sides of the snowflakes before baking. I didn't even come close to using the amount of butter called for in the recipe. I also put on some mini chocolate chips after flipping the snowflakes. They went well with the tortilla and powdered sugar. Overall, pretty good taste, extremely easy and a fun activity for kids. Thanks. [Editor's Note:] This recipe has been updated due to this review.
I made these last christmas, they were the easiest cookie ever. I altered a bit. I used x-mas cookie cutters and cut out all sorts of shapes, I also covered the front side with melted chocholate and then sprinkled pwdered sugar over the top. They were a hit at my sons school. The teachers have already requested some more for this year.
Oh dear! I made these way back when in December and forgot to review. Used whole wheat tortillas and a cinnamon/ granulated sugar dusting. (I used granulated because the grains are "sparkly" and fit the occasion and only a pinch of cinnamon.) I'm thinking next time I might dye the sugar Christmas colors, too. So pretty and a cinch to make in no time flat. Thanks HF! cg ;)